"I can't thank you and Ideal You Weight Loss Center for starting me out on a healthier path and changing my life.
I graduated nursing school back in 2010 and took a ICU nursing job up in Alaska. The move wasn't quite what I expected and I felt like I had lost myself up there. After waiting over 3 years, I finally was able to transfer jobs to Bend, OR. By that time, I had gained almost 50 lbs, weighing about 195lbs.
I got married that fall and it was the best day of my life. However, once I got my wedding pictures back, I could barely stand to look at them. In all honesty, I just looked at the entire album for the first time last week.
I made a commitment to lose the weight in the spring of 2014 in an effort to regain my life and self-confidence back. First, I used ketogenic diet for about 6 months and had lost about 45 pounds, but it didn't stop there.
I started exercising more, got back into rock climbing.
By August 2015, we took our first vacation to Mexico. Even though I had a pretty significant transformation at that time, but I still wanted more and made the decision to compete in a bikini competition.
On the last week of November, I started a bodybuilding training program and was at the gym a 6 days a week and unable to participate in the holidays. Over the next month, the changes I saw in my body were incredible.
February 2016 I started training with the same intent on competing in the spring.
This was definitely the hardest thing I've ever done. I have pushed myself harder than I ever thought possible. The NPC judges only see what you look like at that very moment in time, not the incredible transformations that have occurred or the stories behind each individual.
I'm so inspired by this lifestyle and the people I have met along the way. This transformation didn't happen overnight. I've put years into becoming this person who I am now. The skills to succeeding are simple: be motivated, make a goal, change your lifestyle. I have no secret or special pill for losing weight. It's up to you and you alone to make the change."
55 Pounds & 35 Inches
"I have no secret or special pill for losing weight. It's up to you and you alone to make the change!!"